Svensk definition

Hörsel- och balansorgan. Örat indelas allmänt i tre enheter: ytteröra, mellanöra och inneröra.

Engelsk definition

The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.

Svenska synonymer

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Engelska synonymer

Ears Vestibulocochlear Apparatus Apparatus, Vestibulocochlear Vestibulocochlear System System, Vestibulocochlear